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Chris Hewitt
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Born in Christchurch NZ in the 1950’s, schooled there and in Wellington where I met my best mate at the age of 12. He and I got into 8mm movies and photography as well as cars and motorbikes and made some epic home movies. Both of us were heavily into still photography with him leaning to people and myself to the scenic and unusual. We both went digital in 2004 with basic Canon gear and worked up from there. Just a Photoshop Elements and Elements Premier movie editor user and I doubt my skills will ever exceed their abilities. My best friend was tragically killed in a head on car crash in 2008 and it took me a long time to pick up the camera in a meaningful enjoyable way after that. Married twice, divorced once, many pets with special mention going to my dedicated to the end best pal Kate the sheep dog.
Born in Christchurch NZ in the 1950’s, schooled there and in Wellington where I met my best mate at the age of 12. He and I got into 8mm movies and photography as well as cars and motorbikes and made some epic home movies. Both of us were heavily into still photography with him leaning to people and myself to the scenic and unusual. We both went digital in 2004 with basic Canon gear and worked up from there. Just a Photoshop Elements and Elements Premier movie editor user and I doubt my skills will ever exceed their abilities. My best friend was tragically killed in a head on car crash in 2008 and it took me a long time to pick up the camera in a meaningful enjoyable way after that. Married twice, divorced once, many pets with special mention going to my dedicated to the end best pal Kate the sheep dog.

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Tongaporutu - cliff coastline
Tongaporutu River mouth - interesting in that the sedimentary cliff material is young enough not to be tilted at an angle as is much of our landscape. Really interesting and only accessible at dead low tide. Detailed notes on New Zealand geology can be foun...

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Auckland City from Kelly Tarltons
(Hand held) 

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One of the "Three sisters" at Tongaporutu


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Absolutely "mint" Tamarillo vessel
Not do often you find a really "never used" piece in the second hand shops. Not really sure what its is, too big for sugar, maybe a mini casserole.

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Tongaporatu
Last time I was traveling to Taranaki late in the day mid-winter as I came out to the coast at Awakino I was greeted by a very dramatic cloud formation out to sea. This combined with the black iron sand on these beaches made for some impressive images. Beac...

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Auckland War Memorial Museum
One of my all time "highly recommended" places to visit in Auckland, surrounded by planted parkland, sports grounds and right next door to the "Winter garden" - another must see. Home of many fixed and changing exhibitions like  Outrageous Fortune  and more...

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Goat Island Marine reserve
Just a few km past Matakana  Goat Island Marine Reserve

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Morris and James at Matakana
Although I've pretty much run out of space to add anything more to my  Morris and James  collection it doesn't stop me making semi regular visits to their business in Matakana, its a nice day out and the attached Cafe is excellent. Moving into tableware aft...

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ANZAC day memorial Devonport
One of hundreds of services across New Zealand to mark the fallen from World War One. My Great Grandfather LW Hewitt  (above) in his WW1 uniform  Lance Corporal 41st Reinforcements F Company  died when may father Flight Sergeant Pilot L J  Hewitt (below) wa...
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